Pig Iron Theatre Company
Arts Bank at the University of the Arts
601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Pig Iron Theatre Company will collaborate with Japanese playwright, director, and choreographer Toshi Okada to create a new work,* Zero Cost House. Hailed as a provocateur in his home country, Okada is known for his hyper-casual, colloquial writing and gestural, self-conscious choreography. *Zero Cost House *will be Okada’s first English-language work and will center on Japanese and American ideas about space, seclusion, and happiness; the text and choreography will grow out of interactions between Okada, Pig Iron Co-Artistic Director Dan Rothenberg, and the Pig Iron ensemble. Playwright Aya Ogawa, who has translated all of Okada’s plays into English, will facilitate this collaboration. Rothenberg will direct *Zero Cost House for this world premiere.
Photo courtesy of Pig Iron Theatre Company.